Calming classrooms

Color classroom-themed collage. Elementary-aged kids of different skin tones write at curvy table at center, surrounded by large stack of books at right, large butterfly and tent at left. Child playing on monkey bars in background.

School’s in, breathe out

As kids head back into classrooms and reconnect with their community, teachers are bringing the chill with nature-themed classrooms and eucalyptus decor. This trend is rising across Millennials, Gen X-ers and Boomers.

Open book at center. Child reaches up for a marker and sunflower. Yellow hot air balloon on left against a rainbow background.

Girl in a green shirt reaches into large green leaves on the left. A ladybug crawls on the left. Child climbs on logs on the right. Child in an orange hammock at top.

Creator spotlight

Eucalyptus is in. Chaotic classrooms are out. That’s Suzy Memeo’s philosophy when it comes to creating calming environments for kiddos. This curriculum designer shares her nature-inspired ways to decorate homerooms. Follow Suzy and see how you can make any room feel restful.

“My students are returning to in-person school this year and let me tell you: they’re in their feels. So I’m creating the most calming set-up ever. We could all use some mini meditation lessons and nature walks during recess.”

Bring this trend to life

If you’re a wellbeing brand...

Inspire teachers to bring some serenity to the classroom. Create collections ads with calming essential oils in scents like lemongrass, eucalyptus and rainwater.

If you’re a home decor brand...

Offer video tutorials to help teachers bring tranquil decor and nature-inspired furniture to their classrooms. And as a bonus, offer styling tips with greenery like eucalyptus for an extra calming effect.

If you’re a travel brand...

Nurture with nature. Using Pinterest ads targeting, encourage parents to take their kids on an educational adventure somewhere rustic or rural to feed their mind, body and soul.

Pinterest search term for nature themed classroom. Black girl holding a leaf and looking at it through a magnifying glass. Kid’s hand working on a succulent terrarium. Blue paper fish hanging from the ceiling. Pin showcasing a group of diverse kids out in nature looking at a plant through a magnifying glass. Text reads, nature is in session. Find learning plans. Description reads, take an educational adventure outside the classroom.

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Pinterest, search data, global, analysis period Oct 2019-Sep 2021